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    Democratic Party Presidential Candidates for 2020

    I'm running to catch up with this thread, but even though I haven't finished reading all the posts, I'm jumping in here because it's such good intro to my views on Bernie. First off, I suspect he's not quite neuro-typical. So it's not so much that he's not a nice guy as he's just not that...
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    The Catholic Church Should Burn

    Thank you, that lays out pretty clearly how the institution created a pipeline for abusers and became so deeply invested in protecting them. Given the age of the Catholic Church, this dynamic is so deeply ingrained that I just don't think there's a way to root out corruption. Corruption has...
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    Brexit.

    So far. Now that a few MPs have broken the ice, I'm betting more will follow.
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    The Make us Laugh Challenge Thread

    'I love her more than ever': Couple married for 71 years Very fast spawning, indeed.
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    The Catholic Church Should Burn

    Part of what makes the abuses so heinous is that they're committed by men who claim absolute moral authority over all other people. They use their privilege to both protect themselves and to prey on others. Such a tidy little package of cruelty, hypocrisy and arrogance.
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    The Catholic Church Should Burn

    Nice try, but nuns have their own record of abuses. The corruption runs deeper than individuals or genders. It's the institution of the church itself that fosters and enables abuse.
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    The Catholic Church Should Burn

    I'm done with the apologists for Pope Francis. "Not as bad as the previous thugs" is not good enough for absolution.
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    WTF Climate Change News

    Not really. All jokes about Florida aside, the reactions there are aligned with human behavior in the face of a known danger set in an unknown future timeline. There are hundreds of thousands of people living under the shadow of volcanos that will someday erupt again; present day benefits seem...
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    Frozen II

    Looked fine to me.
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    Jar Jar Binks Bullied To Near Suicide

    That may explain it for some people, but that's not my experience. I saw enough trailers to get a taste of Jar Jar Binks before watching the movie, and based on that character I passed on watching the movie. I find the character appalling on a number of levels, and his presence was a giant red...
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    Brexit.

    Labour split: seven MPs resign from the party – Politics live
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    Jar Jar Binks Bullied To Near Suicide

    I stopped watching Star Wars because of the Jar Jar Binks character, which I found so annoying it simply wasn't worth sitting through everything around him. Carrying that emotion over to abusing the actor is just disturbed, truly disturbed. But ask Wil Wheaton about that syndrome...
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    WTF Climate Change News

    Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can't humans see the writing on the wall?
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    WTF Climate Change News

    detrius - Sweet potato curry?
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    Trump's border wall looks more like a fence

    I'm okay with Trump's declaration. As long as on Day 1 of the next Democratic presidential term, she declares a National Emergency for climate change.
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    AI text creator: too dangerous to release.

    I'm afraid you're mistaken. That's another project entirely: Artificial Stupidity
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    The Sims 4: Get Famous Expansion Coming Nov. 16th

    What I would love is a different version of the Sims -- something like Sims Drama -- in which you build dozens of characters, then just let them loose and watch their lives unfold. The intervention would be more high-level, like shooting a Cupid's arrow just as one Sim meets another, then seeing...
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    Brexit.

    Do they understand that "God bless" is Southern for "FFS, you're dumber than a rock, it's a wonder your mother didn't drown you at birth"? (I'd check this myself, but the Urban Dictionary is blocked on my office network....)